Tern TV Secures First Factual-Entertainment Format Commission


Tern TV, part of Zinc Media Group, has been commissioned to produce Lawrence Chaney’s Homecoming Queens, its entertainment division’s first format, by BBC Scotland.

The factual-entertainment format will see U.K. Drag Race winner Lawrence Chaney take one of Scotland’s best-loved celebrities back to the hometown that made them, chauffeured in a hot pink drag wagon with pit stops at former homes, old schools, teenage hangouts and workplaces.

Lawrence Chaney’s Homecoming Queens will be executive produced by David Marshall, head of entertainment at Tern TV. The format is in the process of being optioned for the international market.

“Lawrence is one of the most engaging talents on television right now, and we are delighted to be working with them on this exciting project, as the nation’s appetite for fun drag queen content shows no sign of abating,” Marshall said. “We are thrilled to partner with the BBC, home of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK and to be bringing one of Scotland’s most prominent celebrities to this exciting new format.”

Harry Bell, managing director of Tern, added, “As we continue to build on our roster of factual returners in documentary, crime, arts and history, our recent commissions demonstrate the company’s full range beyond that. Whether it be live studio-based shows, new formats or working with A-listers, we have the diversity of talent in our team to fit any such brief.”